Waste Free Park Initiative
Waste management is a global problem that many individuals and nations have encountered difficulties addressing it. In the wake of the ban on plastic bags and single-use plastics by many countries, waste management is still a challenge. It is worse in places that regularly records enormous numbers of people.
Expansive forests and parks that receive multitudes of people on hikes, picnics, and safaris suffer the most.
It is in this regard that Enviro Wild, 3Es experience, and ‘Where is Vivienne’ embarked on a journey to address pollution in protected areas from the source through the Waste Free Park Initiative, which is anticipated to run for 3-6 months at the Nairobi National Park. The initiative is being hosted by the Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters along Lang’ata road.
The main goal is to ensure visitors going on game drives do not litter the park. They are reminded of the importance of keeping the park clean and issued with recyclable and biodegradable litter bags with key messages boldly written.
Waste Free Park Initiative aims to reduce irresponsible waste disposal in the park and encourages a positive attitude towards environmental conservation among the visitors.
The initiative began on the 3rd of October 2020. It is designed to incorporate an evaluation exercise where the visitors that received the bags share their opinions to scale up the initiative.
More information to follow as the initiative progresses #WasteFreeParks